Theresa May Will Trigger Article 50 On 15th March


Theresa May Will Trigger Article 50 On 15th March

Yes, you read that correctly, it is finally going to happen! For those of you who haven’t seen the latest from the House of Lords, Theresa May was defeated after the House stated that Ministers should guarantee EU national’s the right to stay in the UK after Brexit. The House of Lords has now passed […]

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Pound Suffers Due To Second Scottish Referendum News

Sterling traded close to a two-week low against the dollar today as investors awaited a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump, with the pound kept under pressure by worries about the future of Britain as it leaves the European Union. The pound fell to lows on Monday, its weakest in a fortnight, on reports that […]

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Sterling Devalues Due To Fresh Uncertainty

Sterling fell against major currencies this morning, as the prospect of another Scottish independence vote and signs a major merger was unlikely to go through renewed fears about Britain’s future as it prepares to leave the European Union. A report in the Times newspaper said British prime minister Theresa May is preparing for Scotland to […]

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US – Fed To Raise Rates Fairly Soon

Federal Reserve officials have said they may need to raise interest rates “fairly soon” if the economy stays strong, minutes of their meeting show. The first meeting of the Fed since Donald Trump took office as president discussed the possibility of a rate rise as early as March. Most economists have been forecasting a rise […]

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Euro Weakens as Le Pen Wins Latest Poll

Sterling rose almost 1 percent against the euro today, to its highest in two months, after another opinion poll showing far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen gaining ground hit the single currency. The poll suggests anti-EU nationalist Le Pen may have more chance of springing a surprise if she makes it through to the […]

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Positive Start For Sterling

The pound rose against most major currencies this morning, snapping a three-day fall versus the euro, at the start of another week likely to be dominated by questions about how Britain will leave the EU and the impact of Brexit on the economy. The upper house of parliament, known as the House of Lords, was […]

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UK Retail Sales Shock Sterling

Sterling sank by 0.5% on the day against the dollar and Euro this morning after British retail sales racked up their third monthly fall on the trot in January, disappointing expectations for a rise. December’s downwardly revised -2.1 percent was the second biggest monthly fall since comparable records began 20 years ago, and added to […]

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Sterling Edges Higher

Sterling gained around half a percent against the dollar this morning, tracking broader moves in major currencies after some caution about the underlying strength of the U.S. economy set in following a high January inflation number. The pound – down by around a fifth in just over a year against the dollar – has been […]

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UK Jobs Data Lower Than Forecast

U.K. unemployment declined and a measure of the number of people in work rose to a record, pushing the labor market closer to “full capacity,” according to the statistics office. The number of jobless fell 7,000 in the fourth quarter to 1.6 million people, leaving the unemployment rate at 4.8 percent, the lowest in more […]

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Pound Edges Up Against Euro

Sterling edged up this morning, extending its winning streak against the euro for a sixth straight day after enjoying a boost from last week’s better-than-expected manufacturing and trade data. The pound was up over 0.3 percent against the dollar and steady against the euro which has been hit by nerves around a pickup in political […]

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